They can’t help themselves. Democratic presidential candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Elizabeth Warren just did what Democrats always do – and in fact have been doing for the 220-year history of their party.
They played the race card. And this time, they promptly got sued.
As headlined here at Fox News:
George Zimmerman sues Warren, Buttigieg for $265M, accuses them of attempting to garner black votes by defaming him
The Fox report begins this way:
“George Zimmerman, the onetime neighborhood watch volunteer who was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, is suing Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg for $265 million, claiming both 2020 Democratic presidential candidates defamed him in an attempt to ‘garner votes in the black community.’
The lawsuit filed in Polk County, Fla., Tuesday argues Warren and Buttigieg’s two separate tweets on Feb. 5, which would have been Martin’s 25th birthday, used the killing ‘as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers.’”
The tweets in question said this:
“Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear? #BlackLivesMatter”
And from Warren:
“My heart goes out to @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon’s family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all of our children—especially young Black boys—can grow up safe and free.”
Note the reference to “white supremacy” (Buttigieg) and “racism” (Warren).
Recall that during the Trayvon Martin episode the left-wing New York Times played the race card as well, saying that Zimmerman, whose mother is Peruvian, was a “white Hispanic.” Not Hispanic…but “white Hispanic.” A distinction made to justify the charges of racism hurled at him.
The hard fact here, as Zimmerman is correctly alleging, is that the real racism here is coming from the two Democrats.
And as I have written countless times, there is a reason for this.
This is a political party, as documented by historian Gary Wills, where slavery and the power of slave owners were central to its founding. When the party first began to write platforms in presidential years, the very first six supported slavery.
When the Civil War ended, as I pointed out:
“Democrats opposed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. The Thirteenth banned slavery. The Fourteenth effectively overturned the infamous 1857 Supreme Court Dred Scott decision (made by Democrat pro-slavery Supreme Court justices) by guaranteeing due process and equal protection to former slaves. The Fifteenth gave black Americans the right to vote.”
Next came another 20 platforms supporting slavery, using the Ku Klux Klan as their military arm, opposing anti-lynching legislation. And now? Democrats are into supporting identity politics – the son of segregation and grandson of slavery.
In short? It’s the race card, race card, race card with Democrats. They cannot help themselves. It is in their political DNA.
Now, ever so casually, they just played that race card against George Zimmerman.
And they are being sued.